Don’t Miss Key West!

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It’s Spring Break For Grown-Ups (mostly). Many of us are enjoying fall and winter weather that is much milder than last year, but we have a couple months to go so keep those snow shovels ready.

The picture above is our mascot for this year’s gathering. He just wants out of the snow and to warm Key West. Send in the Registration Form and meet him in Key West! Click here to download the Registration Form.

Fred and Cindy Skomp and the rest of the club staff have been working very hard to put together an incredible event. With the driving rally, bocce ball and golf tournaments, there will be competitive events, plenty of optional tours, sight seeing, and your own dining arrangements.

We will be welcoming a lot of first timers this year. From the welcoming reception on, you will meet new friends and greet old friends. Of course the food and drink in Key West is unequaled. We plan some special arrangements for helping you choose a restaurant.

Parking can be a problem in Key West so we encourage you to walk, or get a scooter or bike for in-town excursions. Also, you can fill up a taxi and go almost anywhere for a couple of dollars apiece.

I hope all of you will spend some time this winter searching the Internet for things to see and do and places to eat in Key West. For those that have previously been to Key West and have a favorite or recommended restaurant or bar, please let us know. A short comment would be great. We will use the ones in previous newsletters so let us know any updates. Thanks to those that have already sent recommendations. The special rate at the Blue Marlin Motel in Key West has expired, but there are still rooms available at their regular rates. Don’t let this keep you from having a fabulous time other MGA enthusiasts in Key West! Also remember to make the Key Largo reservations, if you are staying there on Sunday.

There are now 28 rooms reserved at the Blue Marlin. There are, however, only 28 individuals registered for the event. If everyone with a room sent in event registrations, we should have close to fifty individuals (wives and companions included) registered.

If you have made room reservations, please send in the Event Registration in. Registration fees are low and are fully refundable if you cancel. We will even accept the Registration Form with no payment or blank names, if your planning is not complete. You can send payment later or pay at the event.

The Key West Gathering is put together by just a couple of club executives, and we need to get as much done in advance as possible.

We expect attendance this year to be higher than the last couple of years and we need to order items for the event. We need the numbers, shirt sizes, and parade participation, so please get your registration sent in now!

Future updates will be sent to registered attendees, including mailings of information, maps, discount coupons, and other material. This will help you plan your week in Key West and give you time to make your reservations for special activities or tours. The maps will also help you with the Rally down the Keys if you are not in Key Largo for the start. Conch Republic Passport information and other valuable advance stuff will be included. This may be sent out this month, so get in your registration to be sure you are included.

Contact Jim Ferguson if you have questions or call 828-244-6945.

Late Breaking News

There are rooms available at the Blue Marlin and the Holiday Inn, but at regular rates. Shirt orders were placed at the end of February, but we ordered extras. Fred and Cindy Skomp have invited NAMGAR and the Key West British Car Club to come to visit and play in their back yard. You can be sure this will be a memorable experience!

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Last updated on March 20, 2012.

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